[b-hebrew] 2Sam24:1 subjects
dwashbur at nyx.net
Wed Aug 10 18:46:17 EDT 2005
Yes. The clauses in question are as follows:
וַיַּשְׁכִּ֣ימוּ בַבֹּ֔קֶר וְהִנֵּ֥ה כֻלָּ֖ם פְּגָרִ֥ים מֵתִֽים
The nearest antecedent for the plural subject is the Assyrians, but it's
fairly apparent that they didn't wake up since they were dead. Truth be
told, there isn't a good candidate for the subject of וַיַּשְׁכִּ֣ימוּ in the
general vicinity of this verse. So perhaps that qualifies as one of James'
passages with ambiguous subjects.
On Wednesday 10 August 2005 15:53, Ben Crick wrote:
> On Wed 10 Aug 2005 (10:56:34), dwashbur at nyx.net wrote:
> > A much better example of ambiguous subjects would be that wonderful
> > verse in Kings - I can't seem to find it right now but I'm not near
> > any resources and am just doing this off the top of my head, so to
> > speak - where YHWH killed a whole enemy army during the night, and the
> > KJV gives that delightful rendering that goes something like "When
> > they awoke in the morning, they were all dead." As the German soldier
> > said in the movie "Bedknobs and Broomsticks," ein gute Trick!
> 2 Kings 19:35 = Isaiah 37:36
> Oh, and it's ein guter Trick.
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